Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

March 16, 2009 NailingEdit


  • author of The Graveyard Book, which is fitting because Stephen will bury him!
  • pre-chewed bone to pick regarding the book
  • opening line of his children's book
    • "There was a hand in the darkness and it held a knife"
  • he claims all children's fiction contains an element of danger
    • he used Peter Cottontail as an example
  • the moral of the book is dead people are nice
    • life is worth living, it has meaning
  • there is a danger children will no longer be afraid of graveyards
  • how dead people raise children
    • they have no teats
      • he cheated: a vampire lives in the graveyard, who goes out at night
  • he's making it all up (regarding the dead people)
  • there are people on the other side of Dr. Colbert's perception
  • Gaiman loved HP Lovecraft & JRR Tolkein
  • he has an accent
    • doesn't sound America
      • he is originally from England
  • his book won a Newberry Award
    • taking it from an American writer
  • re-let the cat out of the bag about Stephen's book
  • Gaiman recommended art speigleman as an American illustrator

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